Activity book

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An activity book is a type of book, generally aimed at children, which contains interactive content such as games, puzzles, quizzes, pictures to colour and other elements which involve writing or drawing in the book itself. The book may, or may not, have a loose narrative or contain other non-interactive elements structured around the interactive elements. Activity books may be made for entertainment, education or a mixture of both.

Specific types of activity book include colouring books and puzzle books. A book is normally referred to as an activity book if it combines a variety of interactive elements and does not fall neatly into one of these more specific categories.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid[edit]

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney is an activity book which contains space for readers to keep a written or drawn diary, or journal, as well Wimpy Kid-themed puzzles and cartoons.

Horrible Histories[edit]

The Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary, and its spin-offs, include a number of educational activity books.[1]

Where's Wally?[edit]

The Where's Wally series of books (known as Where's Waldo in the USA) by Martin Handford consists of both puzzle books, wherein the reader must search for characters hidden in pictures, and activity books such as Where's Waldo?: The Ultimate Fun Book, which include a wider range of games and activities as well as puzzles.

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